Development during adolescence. The impact of stage-environment fit on young adolescents' experiences in schools and in families.

@article{Eccles1993DevelopmentDA,
  title={Development during adolescence. The impact of stage-environment fit on young adolescents' experiences in schools and in families.},
  author={Jacquelynne S. Eccles and Carol Midgley and Allan Wigfield and Christy M. Buchanan and D A Reuman and C M Flanagan and D M Iver},
  journal={The American psychologist},
  year={1993},
  volume={48 2},
  pages={90-101}
}
Although most individuals pass through adolescence without excessively high levels of "storm and stress," many do experience difficulty. Why? Is there something unique about this developmental period that puts adolescents at risk for difficulty? This article focuses on this question and advances the hypothesis that some of the negative psychological changes associated with adolescent development result from a mismatch between the needs of developing adolescents and the opportunities afforded… CONTINUE READING
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